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Help Draining Gas from the Tank?

Hey guys... need some help on how to siphon gas from the tank. I need to drop the tank and replace the fuel pump but take is 3/4 full. I tried a siphon with a little squeeze bulb to pump out the gas but feels like it is running into a wall or something? I am guessing we have some sort of mesh or valve that wont allow a siphon all the way down to the tank.

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squeeze bulb??! that wont' do jack for ya ;-) Prime the siphon hose the manly way....by sucking the gas thru the hose, then quickly put the end of the hose into the bucket before ya drink it!


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Not to question you but by chance do you have it siphon tube pointing in the proper direction? It does have a check valve inside of it.
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Geee... thanks for the help Mr. President...
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Geee... thanks for the help Mr. President...
gotta steer you boys in the right direction at least ;-)


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Or use a siphon and avoid the possibility of swallowing gas. I hear it's bad for us...


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Definitely have the siphon the right way... mine only has a long tube to go into the tank and the short tube with the check valve coming off the bulb. It can only be used that one way
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Feels like it's not even getting to tank... the tube is not even wet with gas when pulling it out. Thought there might be a debris screen/ anti siphon valve in the filler line?
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Feels like it's not even getting to tank... the tube is not even wet with gas when pulling it out. Thought there might be a debris screen/ anti siphon valve in the filler line?
I know some fuel tanks have anti siphon mechanisms not sure about the
xterra but being there is not locking gas door maybe.

You could try to find a way to use the fuel pump to get most out but it would be under high pressure and you would have to be careful.

Another possibility can you remove the filled tube near the tank and use your siphon device?

Also here is a picture that is a tough bend to get around on number 7.


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You are probably hitting a baffle - how far is the hose going in?


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